Introduction to Proactive Obsolescence Case Management - AMSYS and SiliconExpert - North America


Obsolete parts can have devasting effects on product life cycles.  AMSYS helps companies avoid that pain using the obsolescence standard IEC 62402:2019.  Their Life Cycle Management (LCM) Client draws parts information from the SiliconExpert database to fulfill standard requirements.  Join Bjoern Bartels, Managing Director of AMSYS and Vernon Densler, Senior Technical Fellow at SiliconExpert as they show how the two companies have teamed up to overcome obsolescence obstacles.

Attendees will get an introduction to new requirements stated in the Edition 2 of IEC 62402:2019 “Obsolescence Management" Standard as well as additional requirements mentioned in SD-22 DMSMS.  Bjoern and Vern will show you how integration of the AMSYS Life Cycle Management (LCM) Client and SiliconExpert help manage risk.  See how you can forecast availability to avoid obsolescence issues.


Bjoern Bartels
Managing Director, AMSYS
Bjoern has a master’s degree in International Business and a German diploma in Industrial Engineering. He is working in the field of consultancy by supporting his global customers with Obsolescence Management core competencies and tactics already for many years. Bjoern successfully developed, implemented and managed reactive, proactive and strategic obsolescence management within a variety of companies.

Bjoern is the official business partner of the COGD (Component Obsolescence Group Deutschland e.V.), ‘Endorsed Trainer’ of the IIOM (International Institute of Obsolescence Management), German Spokesman for Standards Revisionfor reliability topics of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), head of working groups at VDI (Association of German Engineers), co-author of VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) Standards, partner of the Institute of Process Excellence, co-author of the specialist publication ‘Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of Product Obsolescence’

Vernon Densler
Senior Technical Fellow, SiliconExpert
He has been with SiliconExpert since 2018 and previously spent 18 years at Northrop Grumman as both a Systems Engineer and Manager in charge of Obsolescence Management and Spares & Repairs. Vernon holds a BS in Computer Information Systems, Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Vernon frequently speaks at industry events and symposiums, where he is able to use his experience in the Parts Management field to assist in furthering best practices and the Parts Management discipline.